Josie Adams

Josie Adams is a staff writer at The Spinoff. Email her on josie@thespinoff.co.nz

Politics
Aug 10, 2020

Central heating: fringe parties pipe up from crowd in first Auckland debate

The first Auckland Central debate took place last night, despite the lack of a National candidate. We went along.

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Society
Aug 6, 2020

'The risk isn't gone': Why Covid-19 is still impacting our mental health

Depression and anxiety levels haven't returned to normal yet – and they probably won't for a while.

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Society
Aug 1, 2020

Battle of the berm: The outdoor furniture pitting Auckland's authorities against a local cafe

Why a berm in Grey Lynn is at the centre of a months-long dispute.

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Food
Jul 26, 2020

‘Like a mug of the River Styx’: Hot Marmite Drink, reviewed

We drank a hot mug of Marmite so you don't have to.

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Money
Jul 25, 2020

What the Equal Pay Amendment Bill means for women

Pay equity disputes are now easier to resolve for women in undervalued occupations.

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Oliver Tree
Jul 17, 2020

Ugly is beautiful and Oliver Tree is modern art

Oliver Tree is no flash-in-the-pan absurdist. He's honed his careers (music and scooters) for over a decade. Welcome to his first album.

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Media
Jul 16, 2020

How volunteers created Wikipedia’s world-beating Covid-19 coverage

Wikipedia's articles on Covid-19 have racked up more than 450 million views. Should we trust it as a resource?

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Society
Jul 7, 2020

‘Everything was in place to ignore us’: Officials ‘uninterested’ in Muslim community’s pre-March 15 warnings

The Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand said it repeatedly warned the government an attack like that on March 15 last year was possible.

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Music
Jul 6, 2020

Live from our living rooms: How The Beths accidentally made a variety show

As The Beths prepare for their first show in front of a crowd in months, they tell Josie Adams the stories behind Live From 'House'.

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Society
Jul 3, 2020

The truth about ‘the truth about adrenochrome’, The Spinoff’s most-viewed story of all time

One million people have now viewed our article about a niche conspiracy theory that most New Zealanders have never even heard of.

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Society
Jun 30, 2020

Why are conspiracy theorists monitoring yachts in Auckland’s Viaduct?

Bizarre claims about superyachts moored in Auckland are gaining traction on social media.

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Vodafone
Jun 26, 2020

The gig economy: Why ‘support local’ means music too

Thanks to technology, the connection between music makers and audiences held strong over lockdown and now, they’re more in sync than ever.

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New Zealand Music
Jun 23, 2020

The Naked and Famous on the hustle and the heartbreak

Ten years, one move to LA and one break-up on from 'Young Blood', The Naked and Famous have a new album out.

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Television
Jun 20, 2020

Man Lessons: How to make a documentary about transitioning

When Ben Sarten began filming his old rock climbing student's transition, he had no idea how their friendship would be affected.

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Society
Jun 16, 2020

Simpson health system overhaul: The experts weigh in

The wide-ranging review is not the revolution many were hoping for, but those inside the sector still think it's a step in the right direction

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Food
Jun 13, 2020

Te Puke’s golden promise: Harnessing the post-Covid potential of a furry little fruit

The horticultural industry has picked up 2,000 New Zealanders made unemployed over the past few months. What lies in wait for them?

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Science
Jun 9, 2020

In for the long haul: Covid-19 cases that won’t quit

Covid-19 cases considered "recovered" might see long term effects months after being diagnosed.

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Society
Jun 3, 2020

The week in Covid-19 data: False finishes across the globe

New Zealand has had zero new cases for 11 days in a row. Should we be complacent?

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Business
Jun 3, 2020

Keeping the lights on: Can Waitomo and its worms survive a post-Covid world?

Waitomo is a town built on tourism. What happens now?

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Society
May 30, 2020

NZ is on the brink of zero active cases. Who else is in the Covid-free club?

As NZ approaches elimination of Covid-19, we look at who else has pulled it off.

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Society
May 27, 2020

The week in Covid-19 data: How relaxed is our government?

Every week we use Our World in Data's numbers to assess New Zealand's Covid-19 response. This week, we look at the government stringency index.

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Society
May 22, 2020

Doctors without orders: How the new ANZCA president is handling surgery during Covid-19

Dr Vanessa Beavis on life as an anaesthetist during a worldwide pandemic.

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Society
May 20, 2020

The week in Covid-19 data: How New Zealand compares

We see how New Zealand's testing rate, death rate, and more compare to other countries.

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Science
May 20, 2020

New poll shows 16% of New Zealanders don’t want to be Covid-19 vaccinated

Almost 16% of us would say no to a Covid-19 vaccine. Could that affect our recovery strategy?

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Music
May 19, 2020

Jason vs Jawsh: The drama behind the song that’s hot on the Tok

TikTok is back in the news, this time at the centre of an almost-scandal concerning Jawsh 685, a 17-year-old Aucklander.

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Society
May 14, 2020

‘The right direction’: New Zealand unions on the 2020 budget

The budget invests in the future of work, but how does it help workers today?

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